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Jan 1, 2010
jcwilliams: I knew a guy who had the same problem. His wife accused him of having bad hearing, so he went to a specialist and had his hearing checked. The report said had excellent hearing, so he went home and showed the report to his wife. After that, whenever his wife made a (half) comment or spoke a half-thought, he would respond with "ok, I heard ...". He said it made more improvement in his marriage than anything else he had done in their 30 years together.
 
 
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Dec 31, 2009
excellent
 
 
Dec 30, 2009
Thank you, jcwilliams, you have hit the nail on the head.

For a long time I have been led to believe that I've not been attentive enough. Any thoughts on how I can put it to the wife that she's been verbalizing only a portion of her entire thought process to me all these years - with out this leading to a misunderstanding?

Cheers
 
 
Dec 30, 2009
This is how some of my conversations go with my wife. She will be thinking something and only verbalize a portion of the entire thought. It sometimes goes like this:

Me: I have to take the car in for servicing. Do you need the car tomorrow morning?

Her: (silence) I think that Bill and Terri are coming over.

Me: ?????
 
 
Dec 30, 2009
The thing about people like Morgan is they expect you to already know what they're thinking in their mind.
 
 
 
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